Whilst away at Summer School, we were treated to a cross stitch lesson/refresher by Karen from The Stitching Post in Katoomba. Karen also runs an online needlework shop Linen and Threads, and does the most beautiful cross stitch I've ever seen.
A simple request to "show us how to stitch" became a wonderfully informative 2 hour lesson on the finer points of cross stitch. Karen generously provided all those interested with a small kit that could become a pin cushion or a framed picture.
This little kit rekindled my long lost love of cross stitch, so I purchased a pattern whilst at Summer School.